ZOOM PROGRAM AVAILABLE
"Pushing the Envelope - A History of the Post Office Through Stamps" is available for Zoom presentations to libraries, senior centers, stamp clubs and other organizations.
Description: By viewing images of vintage US postage stamps learn about the history of the US Post Office from the first letters carried on the Boston Post Road to the current postal controversies.
Hear about the work of Benjamin Franklin, the expansion of the Post Office after the Revolution, the introduction of home delivery, the short-lived Pony Express, the carrying of mail by railroads, buses, boats and trollies, the initiation of rural free delivery, the first commemorative stamps, the start of Parcel Post, the introduction of zip codes, postal strikes, the first Forever and personalized stamps and the impact of email on the PO’s financial situation. See images of the many creative ways mail has been carried including rockets, dog sleds, camels and mules used in the Grand Canyon.
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Programs are currently scheduled for
January 14, February 2, 4 and 11.
ATTENTION TEACHERS: If you would like some free stamps, both US and worldwide, to use with your students to create a geography or history lesson, just email your request to teachers. We can also give you some ideas.